Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Wednesday, November 15, 2023



The United States is in a very dark place. Too many people (MAGAs) have been bamboozled: 

 “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark


Les Carpenter said...

The Germans and Italians found out the hard way. They've not forgotten. Apparently we have. A long train of people numbering in the high millions. Enough to put our democratic republic and rule of law at grave risk.

It is possible, do to national ignorance, that we will, in this counrty in this time, and out of necessity, go through a much darker and more sinister period before light again dawns.

2024 will be the test methinks whether our democratic republic stands or falls. I wouldn't bet on it standing. The tribalism we're seeing on a national scale reminds me of a book read in junior high school, Lord of the Flies. Near half of Americans, tRump and the MAGA's, act like the kids on that island.

America is indeed changing in an authoritarian direction, based on tribalistic fears of "the other" and the unknown. Not a place conducive to happiness, equanimity, peace, or love for all of humanity and our planet.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who noticed that only white people surround Trump in that meme?

That kinda says a lot. He’s their White Savior. A fat savior with a soon to be criminal record.

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

Says more about the morons trying (and failing) to create a meme...

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

Trump doesn't give 2 sh*ts about the church.

ps - You'd know ALL about white saviours.

Dave Dubya said...

I suspect there's good reason why -FJ focuses on a meme instead of the words of fellow Jew Carl Sagan.

-FJ is right about Trump's sympathies for Christianity. He DOES understand how gullible white evangelicals are. They think God sent Trump to save America. Yes, a white savior.

Trump is following Hitler's playbook in a number of ways.

Herr Trump and Herr Hitler are on the same page, pandering to Christians.

Hitler and Trump pandered to Christians.
("The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." - Adolf Hitler "My New World Order" - Proclamation to the German Nation, Berlin, February 1, 1933)

Herr Neo-Sturmbannfuhrer -FJ seems blissfully ignorant of the fact Trump just called the vast majority of American Jews "vermin" for opposing him.

Or he doesn't care...

His Fuhrer can do no wrong.

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

So now Hercules (Trump) completes the 2,610th labour given him by King Eurystheus (DNC). Hercules sin, killing members of his own Party...

He's definitely on his way to immortality.

Dave Dubya said...

No wonder Sturmbannfuhrer -FJ derided the meme. It reflects HIS twisted vision of Trump as a Hercules.

Dave Miller said...

Great video -FJ...

Dave Dubya said...

Trump is Hitler's "American Dream" come true. If his January 6 Putsch didn't sink in, Trump's Veterans Day "MAGA Mein Kampf" finally makes it clear to anyone with good sense.

Just as German Nazis worshipped Hitler as their nation's savior, Neo-Sturmbannfuhrer -FJ likens Trump to Hercules.

Anonymous said...

Wasn’t that “Protesting” in Washington DC by the Pro-Palestinians an Insurrection!
Or is it only an Insurrection! When Republic Trump Supporter do it?

Les Carpenter said...

Immortality on the sh*t heap of history that is.

skudrunner said...

Dube, The fuhrer wanted to rid the world of the Jews. Now we have a number of lawmakers and thousands of Americans want the same thing and it is not the republicans. It was the democrats who changed the voting laws so their candidate didn't have to campaign and his followers could vote without doing anything except send in a ballot from their couch. It is not a coincidence that charges were filed against joey b's opponent and desire to keep him tied up in court during the election cycle while under-reporting the. Keep in mind the charges against him are just that, charges.

Neither party wants to control spending and all they want is to control us by spending all they can on their own agenda and just ask us to pay more while they increase their riches.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous said...
"Wasn’t that “Protesting” in Washington DC by the Pro-Palestinians an Insurrection!
Or is it only an Insurrection! When Republic Trump Supporter do it?"

Dear Gawd! Really? REALLY?

As far as I've seen, the DC Pro-Palestinians did NOT try to overthrow an election and put into power the person who lost the election. Nor did they scream "HANG THE VICE PRESIDENT!" and smear their feces on government buildings.

Just because that chowder head, Marjorie Traitor Greene, called it an "insurrection," that doesn't mean you have to repeat that nincompoopery here.

Les Carpenter said...

The ignorant, in a belief driven worship of a narcissistic slime known otherwise as tRump, are sweating bullets as they work to complete the dumbing down of America and hand it over to facist authoritarians.ī

Dave Dubya said...

Skud is sick or a liar.

Does he really need to pretend the tiki torch MAGAts chanting, "Jews will not replace us" are democrats???

Like a fascist, he resents voter rights. He wants to make it more difficult to exercise OUR RIGHT TO VOTE.

Michigan and other states that modified voting access due to the PANDEMIC had REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS. Not that this will sink in through his thick skull. He clings to his prejudice like any other Trumpist.

Shame on him. He really, really wanted Trump to win. THAT is obvious. Why else would he echo MAGAt resentments and BS?

There's no other explanation for his MAGA level insults against people who want to end the wholesale slaughter in Gaza.

If that's how he wants to judge others, let's turn it back on him. Skud wants thousands more Palestinian children to have their heads blown off. And he celebrates it.

(See how that BS looks?)

Israeli security and a Palestinian state are not mutually exclusive.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skudrunner "Now we have a number of lawmakers and thousands of Americans want the same thing and it is not the republicans."

The mobs who demonstrated in Charlottesville were there for the "UNITE THE RIGHT" march.


"Jews will not replace us," demonstrators chanted at the Unite the Right rally organized by armed white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, to stop the removal of a statue dedicated to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The Unite the Right rally was a white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11–12, 2017. Marchers included members of the alt-right, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and far-right militias.

Some groups chanted racist and antisemitic slogans and carried weapons, Nazi and neo-Nazi symbols, the Valknut, Confederate battle flags, Deus vult crosses, flags, and other symbols of various past and present antisemitic and anti-Islamic groups.

: "It is not a coincidence that charges were filed against joey b's opponent and desire to keep him tied up in court during the election cycle while under-reporting the.

This sounds like you actually believe President Biden plotted to have Trump face consequences for his alleged crimes. If you really believe this, you're farther down the rabbit hole than I ever thought.

Perhaps you believe Trump is just some innocent politician who just happened to have his lawyers confess to aiding him in his felonious and TREASONOUS attempts to keep himself in office when Trump knew he lost the election.

We've all seen the video where Jenna Ellis, his former lawyer, testified that TRUMP KNEW HE LOST, BUT HE SAID HE WOULD STAY IN POWER NO MATTER WHAT.

It sounds like you're really upset that Trump may face severe consequences for committing treason against the United States.

You may want to rethink why you feel the need to excuse the "Unite the Right" antisemites and try to blame others, when it was THE RIGHT. And also why you feel you have to try to somehow blame Joe Biden for the crimes Trump is ALLEGED to have committed by trying to stay in power WHEN HE LOST THE ELECTION TO JOE BIDEN.

Joe Conservative said...

The Left lives by racist mythologies. There was no "Confederate statue controversy" in Charlottesville that brought good people from BOTH sides to voice their sides? Isn't that why "Unite the Right" came? Isn't that why the counter-protestors all came the following day, and were "run-over" for their troubles? As for me, I have my own solutions. And Cultural Capitalism isn't among them.

Dave Dubya said...

Skud is 100% on the MAGA train. He's saying Democrats want to "rid the world of the Jews".

He sounds like the MAGAts who whine that "only white people are the REAL victims of racism".

That LIE is directly from the OAN/FOX/Newsmax cesspool of hate.

He lacks the ability to admit he's way off base and will ignore whatever we say to counter his hateful fascist bullshit.

We can tell him about the tens of thousands of American and Israeli Jews who want a ceasefire, but he would tell us they also "want to rid the world of the Jews".

I'm convinced he wanted Trump to win both 2016 and 2020. He regurgitates the Trumpist koolade too often to convince me otherwise.

Dave Dubya said...

I'm guessing Skud likes Elon Musk, too.

An X post Wednesday afternoon said: “Jewish communties (sic) have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.” The post also referenced “hordes of minorities” flooding Western countries, a popular antisemitic conspiracy theory.

In response, Musk said: “You have said the actual truth.”

Les Carpenter said...

Keep telling yourself that JoeCon. Those certainties are what rolls around in your head. Therefore you believe them as though they are truth. Rest assured they are not necessarily so.

Les Carpenter said...

Finally Dave. Someone else that, based upon observable statements by skud, realizes that skud is, or at the very least, a supporter of the agenda of America's self anointed fascist, tRump the insurectionist.

Dave Dubya said...

"When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time." ~ Maya Angelou

"Joe Con" has all the characteristics of a fascist MAGA Putinist. He and Skud are two peas in a pod.

Con is authoritarian to the core and reeks of the stench of a Russian agent and enemy of the United States. He is NOT an American citizen. And he has admitted he thinks the tiki torch neo-Nazis are "good people", and obviously delights in a neo-Nazi murdering a Jewish woman.

His "solution"?

"What political compromise really looks like... Ridiculous!"

THAT rejection of the principles of a democratic republic is what leads to dictatorship and a "final solution". It defines him, just as it defines every tyrant and political thug.

Trump, Bannon, and Mike Flynn are his role models and heroes. He represents the worst of all of them.

Amirite, Tovarisch Con?

Don't bother answering. You're arrogance has shown you're incapable of honesty and basic human decency.

I'm not a hateful person, but I'll consider making an exception for racist white nationalists, Russian agents, and neo-Nazis.

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

The funniest thing about your hate, Dave, is what it says about the Democratic Party's need for monsters to fight to justify it's own monstronsities.

Shaw Kenawe said...

The head of the Republican/MAGA Party has called the Left "vermin."

What about his labeling people as "monsters?" What does that say about Trump and the people who worship him,

You are always looking for the mote in others' eyes, and ignore your own.

Les Carpenter said...

What it says about Dave D. is his complete recognition of common decency and what is right. It says nothing about hate FJ. But it does say something about the projection of your own hate onto others.

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

Hey, Prisencolinensinainciusol, by George!

If Dave could talk to me as another human being, and not his Strawman of a monster, we might learn to communicate. Instead, all we get is Prisencolinensinainciusolic ad hominem.

Thersites said...

...Trump called "racist", "white nationalist", "Russian agent", and "Neo-Nazi" MUST remain mute.

Dave Dubya said...

-FJ: "If Dave could talk to me as another human being".

But he good with Trump calling me vermin. Yeah, that alone tells us all we need to know.

If -FJ. Joe Con, and Thersites didn't shill for for a "racist", "white nationalist", "Russian agent", and "Neo-Nazi", they wouldn't be so offended by Trump being called all those, in addition to being a criminal enemy of the republic.

"Hey, check out these top secret war plans for attacking Iran! Want some info on our Nuclear subs with your hamburders? And pass the chocolate cake and ketchup."

Notice how these fascists cannot even denounce their Malevolent Mendacious Messiah for literally emulating Hitler's hate speech.

How can they expect any respect be shown to a person who supports a tyrant who tried to cancel MY VOTE and calls me "vermin"?

Yeah, so much for their humanity... This is why the terms "racist", "white nationalist", "Russian agent", and "Neo-Nazi" touch a nerve in enemies of truth, decency and democracy.

Exhibit A: "What political compromise really looks like... Ridiculous!"

They're fine with calling the free press "enemies of the people" and those not in Trump's fascist cult "vermin".

So what do they do? They frame my telling the truth about hate-mongering liars as "hate".

Yup. More fascist projection.

I can declare, "I hate Nazis", and -FJ, Joe Con, and Thersites all get defensive.

Hmm. What DOES that suggest, besides the likelihood that all those names are used by one dishonest person?

Yes, there's good reason to suspect "they" are neither Jews nor Americans, and every reason to see them for the fascist foreign enemy agents they really are.

They truly see us as vermin, because Putin/Trump are their masters and allies in their assault on the United States. They dare not question or criticize their Fuming Frothing Fuhrer, and his twin tyrant Putin.

If they cannot vehemently denounce Trump's Hitler-style rhetoric, then my case is only strengthened.

Les Carpenter said...

Dave does talk to everyone as a human being. He does so with respect. Stop projecting your proclivities on him and others you disagree with FJ.

Les Carpenter said...

Bravo and high fives for Dave D.